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The Kingdom of Spain

The Kingdom of Spain became a Member State in 1875.

Dr Dolores del Campo Maldonado, Head of the Temperature Division, CEM, was elected to the CIPM by the 26th CGPM (November 2018).

Representatives of the NMIs or designated institutes of the Kingdom of Spain (see CIPM MRA) participate in the following Consultative Committees:


Calle del Alfar nº 2
28760 Tres Cantos - Madrid
Tel.: + 34 91 807 47 00
Fax: +34 91 807 48 07
Web: http://www.cem.es/
Participating in the CIPM MRA since: 14 October 1999

Signed by: Ángel GARCÍA SAN ROMÁN (then Director, CEM)
  • Centro Español de Metrología (CEM), Madrid

  • Designated institute(s):
  • For dosimetry; radiactivity; neutron measurements: Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), Madrid
  • For photometry and radiometry: Instituto de Óptica 'Daza de Valdés' (IO-CSIC), Madrid
  • For amount of substance; gases; ozone: Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII), Majadahonda (Madrid)
  • For radio frequency measurements; humidity: Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA), Torrejon de Ardoz
  • For high voltage and current: Laboratorio Central Oficial de Electrotecnica (LCOE), Madrid
  • For time and frequency: Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada (ROA), Cadiz

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    The following institutes are authorized to use the CIPM MRA logo, for the fields of measurement supported by CMCs published in the KCDB:

    CEM from 21 December 2006
    CIEMAT from 11 August 2009
    INTA from 5 August 2010
    IO-CSIC from 5 January 2007
    ISCIII from 5 August 2010
    LCOE from 1 December 2010
    ROA from 30 August 2010

    Over the last 15 years this State has benefited from BIPM comparison and calibration services in the following fields:

    • Chemistry
    • Electricity
    • Ionizing Radiation
    • Mass
    • Time

    BIPM calibration certificates issued to the Kingdom of Spain and/or its NMI(s)

    Delegates at the meeting of the CGPM in November 2018:
    • Mr José Manuel Bernabé (Head of Delegation)
    • Mr José Angel Robles Carbonell

    Nationals having participated in/benefited from the BIPM CBKT programme:

    Nationals having contributed to the BIPM CBKT programme:

    National institutes having sponsored a BIPM CBKT initiative (in full or in part):

    • No sponsorship yet

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